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Old 03-25-2008, 01:00 AM   #21
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i carry glock and XD's and always carry one in the pipe, anyother way is asking for trouble. in life or death seconds count. I never unload any of my handguns and i own several, i also make sure that i have one rifle loaded and ready to go. either my AR or AK.

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When I carry my 1911 (Para-Ord P14.45) it is loaded, cocked and locked. If I am carrying my EAA Witness or Taurus PT92, the hammer is down, the safety is on, and there's a round in the chamber.

The reason I carry the last two with the hammer down, I've discovered the safety comes off too easily when just sitting in my car, or doing every day things. So with them, the added safety of the hammer down is how I prefer it. It doesn't really slow things down any, since the Witness and the Taurus are DA/SA style pistols.

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Old 04-16-2008, 11:53 PM   #23
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Cocked and locked. At night I empty the chamber and the it is no the floor by my bed.

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A number of years ago I spent some time on attachment, I was issued with a 7.65 mm Walther PP, an older model with the lanyard ring on the butt. On retiring for the evening I took the advice of my predecessor who had returned home, loaded the pistol one round in the chamber, hammer down safety on. I then attached a British Army issue lanyard to the pistol and slipped the other end on my wrist. Chucked the bundhook down the bed and then settled in for the night.

What ever happened during the night where ever I went I was assured that the gun when with me. Fortunately I don't have to worry about that any more...

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cocked & locked all the time each and every time always ready what's the sense of carrying a gun if your not ready to use it

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It's fine if you are trained and comfortable with it, but when originally designed I doubt that mode of carry was considered (assuming we are talking about a 1911A1 type). Certainly the military don't train to carry condition one, for whatever reason, and I know that some goverment agencies frown on it, but it the individual through training and previous experience is happy the carry empty chamber, hammer back or whatever I don't see a problem with it.................

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I carry cocked and locked. That would seem safer to me than a Glock or M&P that is carried,,,,, what do they call a loaded striker gun? Anyway my 1911 is cocked and locked when carried, hammer down whem not carried.

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It's fine if you are trained and comfortable with it, but when originally designed I doubt that mode of carry was considered (assuming we are talking about a 1911A1 type). Certainly the military don't train to carry condition one, for whatever reason, and I know that some goverment agencies frown on it, but it the individual through training and previous experience is happy the carry empty chamber, hammer back or whatever I don't see a problem with it.................
Actually, when I was in the army, during times of, "high risk" we carried the 1911A1 cocked and locked. Otherwise, the hammer was down on an empty chamber. But I have no clue what the MPs did.
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I can't speak for the US military, but I guess what they don't know won't hurt them. Certainly the British Army wouldn't have it, although there is a history of those in charge not trusting the Tommy, even the bayonets are blunt!..............

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I never unload any of my handguns and i own several, i also make sure that i have one rifle loaded and ready to go. either my AR or AK.
I hope you have extra magazine springs. Springs were not designed to, nor will they maintain their compression strength when compressed for long periods. I hope you don't leave your semi's cocked also...then you can add firing pin springs to the list of things to have on hand.. also, if a spring becomes too weak to set-off a primer (which I have seen), you are in a worse situation than if you just had to cock it. When I am carrying my PPK or Beretta, I will keep a round in the chamber with de-cocker engaged, other than that there is no need to. Magazines get unloaded and pistol gets decocked. I live in the boonies and have 2 dogs that bark at anything within hearing range. My bedroom is upstairs and I am willing to bet my life that I will be ready. It doesn't take long to rack a 12 ga. slide!
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